The International Research and Innovations Dissemination Conference organised by the Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (DRGT), Makerere University in partnership with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) is one of biggest events on Makerere's calendar of research activities.

This year's conference to be held on April 20-21, 2015 at Hotel Africana, Kampala, Uganda is expected to attract over 500 participants from Makerere, other public universities in Uganda and researchers/scientists from international collaborating institutions and universities, including stakeholders.


Theme: Community Transformation through Research, Innovations and Knowledge Translation


Conference Outlook:

Makerere will showcase her research outputs and innovations that are advancing knowledge, impacting society and livelihoods reflected in the conference theme. In line with the priority research areas of the university, the conference has been organized in both plenary and five parallel scientific sessions:

Conference Sub-themes:

  • Health and Health Systems
  • Natural Resource Utilisation, Conservation and Environmental Sustainability
  • Food Security, Safety and Value Addition
  • Culture, Socio-economic Development, Social Justice, Governance, Conflict and Disaster Management
  • Advances in Education, Science and Technology